Varnish High, Ever increasing CPU usage workaround

If you are using Varnish version >= 2.1 and experiencing an ever increasing CPU usage up to a point where you need to restart the service to force CPU usage to drop you may want to add the “-h classic” argument to the command line. This will revert to use the older hashing method instead of the newer “critbit” that was first introduced in version 2.1. You can read a little bit more about it on the Yedda Dev Blog. [Read More]

Transmeta – the end of an era?!

I just read here about the slow decline of Transmeta and its risk of closing its doors for good. I first heard on Transmeta when the hype around Linus Torvalds’ decision to work there started. I checked their web site and continuously monitored their progress because I really thought they had something good going. They actually innovated the industry and left their mark. You can see it in all the various power consumption technologies that all the big players (Intel, AMD and IBM) have produced since. [Read More]